Services for Youth

Dove's mission includes coordinating efforts to address unmet human needs. Dove’s Services for Youth Project (formerly Community Services Program) has worked to address this mission by working to unite, promote, and support locally organized grassroots groups to address community problems. Collaboration between the staff, neighborhoods, the Continuum of Care and other city wide agencies makes a positive impact on youth and the city of Decatur as a whole.


Youth Violence Prevention

Our 2017 focus will be on referral services for youth in high school through young adulthood which may aid in positive choices and prevent violence and delinquency.  We  partnered with Grow Decatur’s Prosper and Succeed group to conduct a needs assessment. For the results of the needs assessment click HERE.


For more information about this project please contact, Christine Gregory, cgregory@doveinc.org 217-428-6616


Past focus areas of the program have included:

  • Crime
  • Alcohol & drug abuse
  • City code violations
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Other quality of life issues
  • Organizing new neighborhood groups
  • Assisting existing neighborhood organizations 

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